22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kyoto

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Dotombori District in Dotombori--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary builder website.

San Francisco, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in June; daily highs in Kyoto reach 81°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Yakushima-cho

A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, don't miss a visit to Taikoiwa, don't miss a visit to Jōmon Sugi, then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Yakushima-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Motobu-cho

Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Okuma Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Motobu-cho: Onna-son (Onna Station Nakayukui Market & Cape Maeda). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, get outside with Bisezaki, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, and kick back and relax at Emerald Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Motobu-cho online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Motobu-cho takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yakushima-cho in June: high temperatures in Motobu-cho hover around 85°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

3
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Miyakojima

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, take in the views from Kurima Bridge, make a trip to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Miyakojima holiday planner.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Miyakojima by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In June in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Ishigaki

Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, get outside with Yonehara Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Ongazaki.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki road trip planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Iriomote-jima

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 4th (Mon), kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, then head off the coast to Iriomote Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima route planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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Tokyo

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Step off the beaten path and head to ARONA SPA and The National Art Center, Tokyo. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills), wander the streets of Odaiba District, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo travel route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Tokyo in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Iriomote-jima in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tokyo, with lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Spas

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.